Barry Trotz On Possibly Misguided Quest To Keep Tiger At Columbus Zoo

According to a series of tweets from Aaron Portzline—the Blue Jackets beat reporter for The Columbus Dispatch—Washington Capitals coach Barry Trotz is trying to prevent an Amur (Siberian) tiger named Foley from being transferred from the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium to the Kansas City Zoo. You see, Foley is recently… » 1/26/15 9:38pm 1/26/15 9:38pm

Lion, Tiger, and Bear Are Best Friends Forever

Thirteen years ago, a lion, tiger, and bear were rescued from the basement of an Atlanta drug dealer's home. Now living in Noah's Ark Animal Sanctuary, the three are now the biggest BFFs in the animal kingdom. » 5/23/14 4:48pm 5/23/14 4:48pm

Darnell Dockett Says He Tried To Bring His Pet Tiger To Training Camp

And I guess security let him through? The Arizona Cardinals' defensive tackle has yet to elaborate on this from earlier today: » 7/25/13 5:50pm 7/25/13 5:50pm

"World Series Shits To Detroit" Declares Chicago Tribune, Fox News, Et…

Gather ‘round, my little dreamlets. Grandpa's going to sing of the days before every baboon with a wireless connection could vomit up a website and call it news. In those long-forgotten times, human beings would staff publications—magazines and newspapers, chiefly. But as audience habits and advertising money wandered… » 10/27/12 2:50pm 10/27/12 2:50pm

Texas A&M's Six Laterals With No Time Left Couldn't Beat LSU

Not often that an SEC tilt will give you flashbacks to a Div. III game from five years ago. But today the No. 20 Aggies started slinging laterals every which way but forward while down five and out of time against No. 6 LSU, almost raising the ghosts of Trinity vs. Millsaps. » 10/20/12 4:44pm 10/20/12 4:44pm

"Raul Can Definitely Lay Down The Pipe": Twitter Explains Ibanez

What cannot Raul Ibanez do? What situation cannot he handle? Of all the situations with the possibility of can, there is nothing he cannot. » 10/14/12 12:41am 10/14/12 12:41am

Auburn Wrests Title Of "Team Everyone Wants To Play" From Arkansas

Arkansas beat Auburn today, which in itself wouldn't be so strange except that as recently as this morning it was reasonable to ask whether Arkansas would ever win another game, ever, ever. The Hogs were a preseason top-10 team that lost f̶i̶v̶e̶ four games—in September. If someone was to cushion the fall, Tulsa… » 10/06/12 7:48pm 10/06/12 7:48pm

Florida State Didn't Cover Against Savannah State Because They Played…

Yesterday, we talked about Savannah State football throwing itself on the altar of an increased budget for the school's athletic department; today, we see the absurd fallout that can result from a cupcake game no one is particularly invested in. The Tigers had been slaughtered 84-0 by Oklahoma State the previous week,… » 9/09/12 10:15am 9/09/12 10:15am

Washington Sports Site Insists LSU Will "Massacre" Huskies By Five Or…

Well, isn't this refreshing: A news outlet eschewing all pretense of attaboy optimism, predicting instead that a Vegas line of a three-touchdown beatdown for the home team really ought to be a five-touchdown curbstomping. » 9/08/12 5:30pm 9/08/12 5:30pm

Two Games In And The Boston Red Sox Are Being Compared To The Titanic

Oh, this is delicious. The usually level-headed and sane Dan Shaughnessy had a few things to say following the absolute drubbing of the Red Sox by the Detroit Tigers yesterday. This one had it all. An already-short-with-the-media Bobby Valentine, continued Josh Beckett injury speculation and Shaughnessy's signature… » 4/08/12 1:09pm 4/08/12 1:09pm

Ohio Governor Takes His Authoritarian Jackboot Off The Neck Of Live…

Obie the Massillon tiger is saved! Gov. Ted Strickland announced yesterday he "will ensure the rules allow for the established mascot programs to continue," which means Obie will be free do whatever it is a caged sideline tiger does. » 7/14/10 2:15pm 7/14/10 2:15pm

Ohio Governor Tramples Small Town's Right To Have A Live Freaking Tiger…

Massillon, Ohio, is under siege from Gov. Ted Strickland and the Humane Society of the United States over the town's tradition of stockpiling tigers for use as mascots during Massillon Washington High School football games. The indignation is palpable! » 7/13/10 10:45am 7/13/10 10:45am

Tiger Victim's NFL Allegiance Revealed

Continuing the long tradition of people who have been laid to rest while wearing the gear of their favorite NFL team, that guy who was killed by the tiger at the San Francisco Zoo was sent to his great reward on Tuesday while wearing a ... you guessed it ... Oakland Raiders jersey. No word on what jersey the tiger was… » 1/09/08 11:40am 1/09/08 11:40am

Knicks Ready To 'Turn The Page' After Tragic Coach Mauling


Our story so far: Skeets is still under quarantine in a small room at the Canadian border, and will not return to the NBA Closer until next week. Filling in today is Nancy K. Kopp, Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Maryland Retirement and Pension Agency. » 12/27/07 10:40am 12/27/07 10:40am